1-5 October 2018, Bremen, Germany
Presented by The International Astronautical Federation (IAF), the 69th annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC) was hosted by ZARM in Bremen, Germany from 1 – 5 October 2018. An intense week during which all space players gathered to discuss the advancement and progress of space in its various features; in particular, this year targeted secure access to satellites that provide communications, timing and navigation services, and remote sensing data.
IAC 2018 involved everyone, offering a rich programme of Plenaries, Highlight Lectures, Technical lectures as well as a Global Networking Forum and many social events abundant in networking opportunities.
The theme of IAC 2018, #InvolvingEveryone, aligns with IAF’s motto “Connecting @ll space people”. We believe it is crucial for the future of the space industry that we learn to successfully work together across borders, challenge norms and embrace diversity. Why did we choose #InvolvingEveryone as the theme of the IAC 2018 in Bremen? This means cross-cultural thinking, passing the frontiers of mind sets and unlocking the potential of the young generation. The success of Germany’s space landscape and particularly the landscape in Bremen is based on this idea of diversity. #InvolvingEveryone theme is a necessary and timely one.